Eukanuba and Purina Dog Chow are the major sponsors of the Eukanuba World Cup Dog Show in Belfast by the Belfast Kennel Club Dog Show scheduled for September 29-30, 2012.
Over 200,000 individuals worldwide pleaded with the Belfast City Council to reconsider their decision and allow Lennox to be re-homed outside of the United Kingdom. Animal Rescue Organizations from around the globe and leading animal behaviorists, including renowned television personality Victoria Stilwell, offered reasonable alternatives to the Belfast City Council – which were ignored.
On July 11, 2012, with no hesitation, no fear of reprisal and no remorse, The Belfast City Council knowingly and willingly killed the Barnes’ family pet, Lennox, a non-aggressive Labrador/American bulldog mix. The actions of the Belfast City Council has fueled a Global Outcry demanding Justice for the Barnes family and review of the barbaric Breed Specific Legislation that the Belfast Council used to hide behind as a way of “proving their point.”
Eukanuba and Purina Dog Chow have the opportunity to make a difference by doing the right thing to honor LENNOX. After all, it should not be difficult for Eukanuba and Purina Dog Chow to find an alternate location outside of Northern Ireland and Belfast for the World Cup Dog Show sponsorship.
Failing to pull Support and Sponsorship from the Belfast Kennel Club Dog Show will be seen as Eukanuba’s and Purina Dog Chow’s passive approval of the despicable actions taken by the City of Belfast. In doing so, both companies will lose support of thousands of Pet Owners and initiate a full Boycott of Eukanuba and Purina products.
Please join me in telling Eukanuba and Purina Dog Chow to pull their support from the Belfast Kennel Club Dog Show on September 29-30, 2012.